Meet the Board

Drew Lemberger


Owner; Mt. Nebo Inn B&B & Missouri Boatworks; retired VP Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Cathy Gunther

Vice President

Retired Biology Instructor - University of Missouri

Michael Wirtz

Board Member

Van Trust Real Estate - Controller

Diana Papoulias


Retired Fisheries Biologist - US Geological Survey; Acsension Mission Leader of Exxpedition

Jen Bradford

Board Member

Siemens Digital Industries Software, Global Business Strategy Manager

Michael Crist

Board Member

Owner & Operator of Dry Holler Foods.

Barney Combs

Board Member

Retired Facilities Supervisor at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Amateur Historian and Historic Interpreter.

Bill Fessler

Board Member

Resource Management & Conservation Corps Supervisor with Kansas City Parks and Recreation

Kory Kaufman

Board Member

Retired Science Teacher - Rock Bridge High School, Columbia Public Schools

Tom Lemley

Board Member

Emily Tracy-Smith

Board Member

Jill Westra

Board Member

The Boston Beer Company - Senior Manager, Sustainability

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2023 at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Open to the public.  Contact for more info. or an invitation link.

Invitation to Serve on the Board

Are you or anyone you know interested in helping Missouri River Relief in our mission to engage individuals and communities along the Missouri River in the exploration, enjoyment, restoration and care of the river through hands-on river clean-ups, education programs and recreation?

Board members serve 3-year terms, attend regularly scheduled meetings (generally 4-5 per year), are expected to be active with strategic planning and serve on a board committee (for example, education, financial, fundraising or policies).

If you are interested in learning more about the duties and privileges of serving on the Missouri River Relief Board of Directors, check out our Google Drive for more info. If you have questions, please reach out to the Board President at for more information.

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